R&D Wafer Process Engineer

Location Vancouver, Washington
Date Posted July 31, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified



About nLIGHT

nLIGHT is a rapidly growing publicly listed company (NASDAQ: LASR). nLIGHT is a global leader in high-power semiconductor and fiber lasers for industrial, microfabrication, aerospace, and defense applications. Headquartered in Vancouver, WA, nLIGHT employs over 1,000 people with operations in the U.S., China, and Europe.

The primary job function is to develop next-generation of laser products in a fast-growing, vertically integrated company. The individual is responsible for supporting nLight s advanced semiconductor laser research and development programs and transferring processes to full production under New Product Introduction (NPI). The successful candidate will be highly motivated with an excellent track record of process engineering experience in electronics or photonics products.


  • Develop and lead the Wafer Fab Processes for all aspects of fabricating innovative semiconductor lasers
  • Drive innovative solutions for novel process designs to solve fabrication challenges
  • Design and make CAD drawings of photo masks
  • Work closely with nLIGHT s Epitaxy, Process Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, Equipment Engineering and NPI Groups.
  • Qualifications

  • Masters Degree: chemical, material, photonics, electronics, or a related field.
  • Experience in process engineering of electronics or photonics devices.
  • Knowledge of working within a semiconductor manufacturing cleanroom or laboratory environment.
  • Hands on experience with fabrication of electronics or photonics devices: wafer process experience for GaAs/InP photonic devices, especially skills with lithography, Wet- /Dry-etching, oxide film deposition, sputter coating , and metal evaporation process/equipment.
  • Experience with metrology tools such as SEM, AFM, Photoluminescence, XRD a plus.
  • Experience of computer-controlled semiconductor processing equipment or vacuum systems.
  • Strong knowledge of properties of III-V semiconductors especially GaAs/InP preferred.
  • Understand and familiar with manufacturing process control tools and method such as SPC, DFM, FMEA, etc. Design-of-experiment (DOE) methodology and statistics-based data analysis in support of R&D programs.
  • Ability to summarize and present results and conclusions clearly and effectively
  • nLIGHT is proud to offer comprehensive COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • 3 weeks of Paid Time Off per year, increasing by 1 day each year up to 4 weeks, plus paid holidays
  • Eligible for health benefits on the 1st day of the month following start date
  • Medical & Dental Benefits including Prescription, Orthodontia and Vision with premiums as low as $35.00 per pay period
  • Flexible Spending and Health Spending Accounts
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Company paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, and Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • nLIGHT is subject to US Export Control regulations. To qualify for this position, a Foreign Person (that is, not a US Citizen or legal Permanent Resident) must be eligible for a deemed export license under the US Department of Commerce and/or the US Department of State.

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